I love to travel and I love going on vacation, but sometimes you don’t need to go very far to get away. Most people call this a “staycation.” Living like a tourist in your own city and exploring the places you rarely go. I agree with this concept, but sometimes you just need to sleep. I call this a “sleepcation.”
My favorite time of the year for a “sleepcation” is around daylight savings time. The two weekends of the year that parents of young children dread. It doesn’t require a plane and it requires minimal planning. All that it requires is a quiet room with an amazing bed.
Over fall daylight savings weekend this year we found an adorable and quiet cabin in Northern Minnesota at Grandview Lodge. My twins were in a cycle of waking up at 5am every morning, and this meant they would now be waking up at 4am…which is ridiculous. So the best answer we could come up with was a “sleepcation.” It was perfect. We slept through the night, slept in late and took naps during the day. The area was lovely with fall colors, quiet on a serene lake and they had an amazing spa. A “sleepcation” dream come true.
This spring, we didn’t really want to leave town over daylight savings, but still wanted to get away. We booked a night at the Hewing downtown Minneapolis and had such an amazing time. They have a social club on the roof complete with a pool/hot tub and Nordic sauna over looking the city positioned next to a quiet bar to avoid the crowds of downtown life. The rooftop experience is accessible to guests for an additional cost, but was well worth it to complete the “sleepcation” experience. We stayed in the Rochester Suite. The room was spacious, quiet and had an authentic Minneapolis vibe. The decor in the hotel and rooms was so unique and cozy. That evening we booked dinner reservations at the hotel restaurant Tullibee on the main floor and loved that we didn’t have to leave the building. No logistics involved. The next morning walked to Spoon and Stable for brunch around the corner. We felt like “real people” who are well rested and brunch. …that’s what “real people” do right, they sleep in and drink mimosas at brunch? A “sleepcation” at its finest.
The Hewing Downtown Minneapolis
There was a tomahawk in the bathroom. I can’t even.
The coolest rooftop with a view of the city. Pool, sauna, pool, sauna…on repeat all afternoon.
I love this city.